Daniel Oturu

22-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent    
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$Signed a one-year, $1.49 million contract with the Bulls in September of 2021. Waived by the Bulls in October of 2021.
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Akinfayoshe Daniel Oturu was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents Deborah and Francis Oturu. Oturu's parents are were both born in Nigeria. Daniel has one brother and two sisters. Daniel's father, Francis, played table tennis for the Nigerian national team, which led to the family's move to the USA. Oturu's first name, Akinfayoshe, combines the Yoruba words "Akin" (which translates to "hero") and "fayoshe" ( which means "joy and happiness"). Oturu played his high school ball in St. Paul, Minnesota for Cretin-Derham Hall High School. He's the school's all-time leader in points, rebounds and blocks. During his senior year he averaged 18.8 points, 11.5 boards and 6.1 blocks per high school contest. During that season, he led CDH to the Class 4A state championship, where he slammed home the winning dunk with 0.5 seconds remaining. Oturu attended the University of Minnesota for two years, where he studied sports management. Oturu had a solid freshman year with Minnesota in which he posted 10.8 points and 7.0 rebounds, but he leaped onto the national radar during his second season of Big 10 play. He added more of a three-point shot to help his scoring balloon to 20.1 PPG, good for second in the Big Ten. The 6-10 center also had 18 double-doubles and led the conference in rebounding at 11.3 RPG. He had two separate 30-point games, Jan. 12 and Feb. 8, plus a 20-20 performance in non-conference play Dec. 28. Oturu was second-team All-Big Ten and first-team Big Ten All-Defense, even making it on to the Wooden Award watchlist late in the season. He also led the conference in field-goal percentage (.563) and blocks per game (2.5).

Cut by Chicago
CFree Agent
October 19, 2021
The Bulls waived Oturu on Oct. 11.
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The second-year center inked an Exhibit 10 deal in late September with the Bulls -- the third different organization he's been a member of during the offseason. He ultimately couldn't make enough of an impression to stick around in Chicago for the start of the season, but he could remain in the organization as a member of the G League Windy City Bulls. Over 30 appearances at the NBA level with the Clippers in 2020-21, Oturu averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per contest.
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Waived by Memphis
CFree Agent
September 23, 2021
Oturu has been waived by the Grizzlies.
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Traded to Memphis
CMemphis Grizzlies
Not Injury Related
August 15, 2021
Oturu was was traded to the Grizzlies on Sunday, along with Rajon Rondo and Patrick Beverley, in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Double-doubles in loss
CLos Angeles Clippers
May 16, 2021
Oturu recorded 13 points (5-21 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block across 37 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
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Makes return from quad injury
CLos Angeles Clippers
March 17, 2021
Oturu (quadriceps) has been active for the Clippers' last two games, making a 12-minute appearance in Sunday's win over the Pelicans before going unused in Monday's win over the Mavericks.
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Dealing with quad injury
CAgua Caliente Clippers   G League (Clippers)
Quadriceps
February 11, 2021
G League Agua Caliente head coach Paul Hewitt said Thursday that Otoru strained his quadriceps in a recent practice and has returned to Los Angeles to receive further treatment, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
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